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Rowathon for children’s charity
Friday 11th September 2015 @ 15:55 by Nigel Skinner
Denton & Audenshaw News

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A mammoth 12-hour fundraiser will be staged at PureGym Denton on Monday to raise money to help support terminally-ill children.

PureGym Denton is holding a rowathon to raise money for local kids’ charity the Rainbow Trust, which support terminally-ill children and their families.

The Rainbow Trust, which has a large Greater Manchester Team, supports over 25 per cent of the 6,000 families in England who have a child aged 0-18 with a life-threatening or terminal illness, providing 24/7 help all-year round to the entire family.

The event will be held between 10am and 10pm and will see participants attempt to row a huge 104km, a nod to the fact that the Denton branch was PureGym’s 104th club to open.

The event is open to all members of PureGym Denton and will see the Gym Manager, Assistant Gym Manager and Personal Trainers taking part. Staff will also be on hand throughout the day collecting donations from all those involved.

Cara Prevett, Assistant Gym Manager at PureGym Denton, says “We have chosen the Rainbow Trust as they are a local charity and offer a great deal of help and support to families of terminally ill children and here at our gym, we have found this has had a great impact on members.